< meta content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv="Philosophy of Biology  Stefan Linquist">

whyalla cuttlefish -
                                            philosophy of biology

Stefan Linquist's homepage

contact: linquist@uoguelph.ca

HOME              RESEARCH              TEACHING              PEOPLE              EVENTS              BLOG        


Philosophy of Ecology
I am interested in a variety of theoretical issues in ecology, especially those with direct relevance to public policy. I have published articles on  ecological generalization (or "laws"), neutral theory, and genome-level ecology. Recently, I co-authored a book on the value of biodiversity. 


Linquist, S. (2018), "Today's awe-inspiring design, tomorrow's Plexiglas dinosaur." In B.A. Minteer, J. Maienschein, J.P. Collins (Eds.) The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation. Chicago University Press. (pp. 329-343)

Newman, J.A., Varner, G. & Linquist, S. (2017), Defending Biodiversity: Environmental Science and Ethics. Cambridge University Press.

Linquist, S. Gregory, T.R. Elliott, T.A. Saylor, B. Kremer, S.C. Cottenie K. (2016),  "Yes! There are resilient generalizations (or "laws") in ecology." The Quarterly Review of Biology, 91.

Linquist, S. (2015), "Against Lawton's contingency thesis, or, why the reported demise of community ecology is greatly exaggerated." Philosophy of Science, 82: 1104-1115.

Linquist, S. Cottenie, K. Elliott, T.A. Saylor, B. Kremer, S.C. and Gregory, T.R. (2015), "Applying ecological models to communities of genetic elements: the case of neutral theory." Molecular Ecology, 24(13): 3232-3242.

Linquist, S., B. Saylor, K. Cottenie, T.A.. Elliott, S.C. Kremer & T.R. Gregory (2013), "Distinguishing ecological from evolutionary approaches to transposable elements." Biological Reviews, 88(3): 573-584.

Colyvan, M., S. Linquist, W. Grey, P. E. Griffiths, J. Odenbaugh and H. P. Possingham (2009), "Philosophical issues in ecology: recent trends and future directions."  Ecology and Society 14(2): 22.

Linquist, S. (2008), "But is it progress? On the alleged advances of conservation biology over ecology." Biology & Philosophy, 23: 529-544.     

Recent Presentations
"Implicit values in biodiversity judgments: A case of stealth policy advocacy." Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution. July 18-20, 2018.  Guelph, Ontario.

"Why climate science and climate advocacy should remain at arm's length." Annual Congress of the Canadian Philosophical Association. May 31-June 1, 2015. Ottawa, Ontario.

Current Work
In collaboration with Jay Odenbaugh I am co-editing a special edition of Philosophical Topics on The Philosophy of Ecology.